Vanity Fair's best-dressed list: See which stylish celebs made the cut

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made her debut Wednesday on Vanity Fair’s annual list of best-dressed people in the world after being described by the magazine as a “shoo in” for the flawless red carpet style she has demonstrated over the past year.

Vanity Fair released its 2014 list of the world's best-dressed on Wednesday. Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair released its 2014 list of the world's best-dressed on Wednesday.

The 2014 roster also includes numerous other first-timers, including actors Neil Patrick Harris, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Michelle Dockery. Musician Pharrell Williams (with his Vivienne Westwood aka Smokey Bear hat) appeared for a second time on the list (he initially appeared in 2010), as did New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova not only made the list, but also made the cover.

After appearing on the list four previous times, the Duchess of Cambridge was inducted into Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame, along with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Duchess Kate was named to Vanity Fair's best-dressed "Hall of Fame" after four previous appearances on the list. Bryn Lennon / Getty Images
Duchess Kate was named to Vanity Fair's best-dressed "Hall of Fame" after four previous appearances on the list.

Two other European royals were also honored on this year's list: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Nyong’o told Vanity Fair she considers Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn her style icons, but as for her favorite place to buy clothes? “Nowhere — I dislike shopping,” she said.

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    Lupita Nyong'o and her colorful wardrobe

    Bright yellow, sky blue, rich red, shimmering gold — there's not a color that the fashionably adventurous Oscar-winning actress hasn't conquered.

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    Over the rainbow -

    Actress Lupita Nyong'o has been selected as People magazine's Most Beautiful person, 2014. As the star rocketed to fame this past year, she became known for wearing a different color gown to every public event. But at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13, 2014, she combined them all on her confetti-flecked Chanel dress, matched with sky-blue Casadei pumps.

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    Striking silhouette -

    Nyong'o wore an Antonio Berardi green iridescent dress with bright blue waist panels to the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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    In bloom -

    Nyong'o wore a flower-sprinkled Giambattista Valli couture dress and Christian Louboutin pumps to the Marie Claire's Fresh Faces Party on April 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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    Soaring sky -

    Nyong'o's pale blue Prada gown, worn to the Oscars on March 2, 2014, reminded her of Nairobi, Kenya, where she was raised. It was also inspired by a gown Elizabeth Taylor wore in 1969. The silk pleated gown was much in the spotlight when Nyong'o won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Patsey in "12 Years a Slave."

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    Accompanying Oscar -

    Nyong'o changed into a Miu Miu seafoam-green gown for the Vanity Fair Oscar party, on March 2, 2014. Her purse was by Prada and her jewelry by Fred Leighton, but the little gold guy in her arms made for the ultimate accessory.

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    Ab-solutely -

    Nyong'o showed off her abs in an indigo and white Michael Kors dress worn to the 7th Annual Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail party on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

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    Essence of beauty -

    Nyong'o wore a crop top and skirt by Giambattista Valli to the 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon on Feb. 27, 2014, and delivered a moving speech about her her journey to feeling beautiful.

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    Bluer than blue -

    Nyong'o played the blues in a Stella McCartney cutout dress when she was honored by Sally Morrison & LoveGold at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2014.

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    Copper celebration -

    N'yongo wore a shiny copper-colored dress by Lanvin to the world premiere of the film "Non-Stop" on Feb. 24, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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    Orange on the red carpet -

    Nyong'o shone in an orange Givenchy gown at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif.

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    Easy being green -

    Nyong'o chose an emerald-green silk Christian Dior gown with a fishtail hem for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at London's Royal Opera House on Feb. 16, 2014.

    Full story: Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person.

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    Pretty in pastel -

    Nyong'o and Naomi Watts attend the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Feb. 13, 2014 in New York.

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    Hooray for Hollywood -

    Nyong'o wore a gold Valentino gown to The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Nominees Night Party at Spago on Feb. 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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    Spring has spring -

    Nyong'o wore a breezy orange-and-pink Dior dress to the 86th Oscar nominees luncheon on Feb.10, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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    Regal purple -

    Nyong'o wore a plum-colored top and trousers by Cushnie et Ochs when she appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Jan. 22, 2014 in New York.

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    Sleek and serious -

    Nyong'o chose a caramel-colored Stella McCartney dress to the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan. 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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    Lady in red -

    Nyong'o's ravishing red Ralph Lauren ensemble, complete with cape, matched the red carpet at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 12, 2014.

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    Terrific turquoise -

    Nyong'o was dressed in a turquoise Gucci gown with an elaborate flower collar when she accepted the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave," at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2014.

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    Bloom where you're planted -

    Nyong'o wore a Valentina dress bursting with flowers to the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring SAG Awards nominees at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2014.

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    Creative cut-outs -

    N'yongo poses in her elaborately cut-out Calvin Klein gown during red carpet arrivals for the Critic's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Jan. 16, 2014.

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    Snazzy shorts -

    Nyong'o went with shorts and a top by Peter Pilotto for the 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse on Jan. 11, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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    Put a bow on it -

    Nyong'o wore a white strapless Lanvin gown, complete with bow, to the IFP's 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Dec. 2, 2013 in New York.

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    Pretty in pink -

    Nyong'o chose a pale pink sheath by Cushnie et Ochs for the GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on Nov. 12, 2013.

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    Here comes the sun -

    Nyong'o went with a sunny yellow Honor sweater and floral shorts when she posed at the Guess Portrait Studio during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2013.

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Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris said he spends “a lot of time trying to track down wonderful underwear.” He says his current favorite brand is N2N because it’s “perfectly designed to honor the goods and not smash them.”

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Donna Tartt made the list of “Originals” while actor Colin Firth and his wife, Livia, made the magazine’s “couples” list.

See the full list of Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed of 2014.

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